I was initially surprised by the straightforward style and simplicity of the 2013 Barbaresco by the historic Marchesi di Barolo estate. The bouquet offers a broad and immediate set of aromas that span from dark cherry to spice to black licorice. The wine reveals some promising complexity as it warms in the glass. Smoke dried fruit and cola make for pretty aromatic highlights.
Score: 90 points -- Monica Larner, RobertParker.com, Sept 2016